2020 Tournament Preview: Shriners Hospitals For Children Open

Dates: October 8-11, 2020
Where: TPC Summerlin
Par/Yards: 71/7,2554
2019 champion: Kevin N
Purse: $7,000,000/$1,260,000
FedExCup: 500 points to the winner
Format: 72-hole stroke play
Field: 144

For Shriners Hospitals For Children Open winners and history, follow the link.

Things to Know

  • Field highlighted by the two most recent major champions (Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa); others include Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Francesco Molinari, Kevin Na, Webb Simpson
  • One year after edging Patrick Cantlay in a playoff, Kevin Na returns to defend his Shriners Hospitals for Children Open title
  • Kevin Na seeks to join Jim Furyk as the only players to win the event in back-to-back seasons
  • Sergio Garcia, fresh off last week’s win at the Sanderson Farms Championship, returns to the event for the first time since 2003
  • Field includes all four winners this season and 10 players (of 11) currently ranked inside the top 10 in the FedExCup standings
  • In three starts at TPC Summerlin, Patrick Cantlay owns a win (2017) and two runner-up finishes (2018, 2019)
  • 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open winner Bryson DeChambeau makes first start since winning the U.S. Open
  • Las Vegas resident and recent PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa finished T42 in tournament debut in 2019
  • This week marks the fifth of 50 official events of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season; winner benefits include invitations to the Sentry Tournament of Champions, 2021 Masters Tournament, THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA Championship

Current FedExCup standings (players in bold are in the field)

Pos.PlayerPointsWinsTop-10sStarts
1Bryson DeChambeau600111
2Stewart Cink558112
3Hudson Swafford505113
4Sergio Garcia500113
5Tyler McCumber383023
6Matthew Wolff330011
7Peter Malnati311013
8Harry Higgs300011
9Louis Oosthuizen210011
T10Mackenzie Hughes190012
T10J.T. Poston190012

2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open final leaderboard

PosPlayerR1R2R3R4Total
1Kevin Na68626170261 (-23)
2Patrick Cantlay66646368261 (-23)
3Pat Perez69646268263 (-21)
T4Bryson DeChambeau66686763264 (-20)
T4Adam Hadwin67666863264 (-20)
T4Brian Stuard65656767264 (-20)

More on Kevin Na’s win in 2019

  • Las Vegas resident edged out Patrick Cantlay in a playoff battle between past event champions
    • Won with a par-4 on the second extra hole (No. 18) in the first playoff at TPC Summerlin since Cantlay won in 2017
  • Earned his fourth PGA TOUR victory in his 399th start at the age of 36 years and 21 days
  • Set a PGA TOUR record for most feet of putts made (558’11”) in a 72-hole event (ShotLink era)
  • Earned first and most recent of four PGA TOUR victories at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (2011, 2019)
  • 261 total fell one shy of the low winning score at the event (260: Ryan Moore/2012, Webb Simpson/2013)
  • Joined Johnson Wagner and Zac Blair as the only players to make 500 or more feet of putts in multiple events on TOUR during the ShotLink era (2009 Waste Management Phoenix Open, 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open)
  • Set a PGA TOUR record (ShotLink era) for Most Total Strokes Gained: Putting in an event (+14.263)
  • First player to make triple bogey in final round and go on to win since Rickie Fowler (2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open)
  • Set Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 54-hole scoring record (22-under 191)
  • Moved to 3 of 7 when holding the 54-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR; went on to win the 2011 and 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge

Field Notes

  • Field includes all four winners this season: Stewart Cink/Safeway Open, Bryson DeChambeau/U.S. Open, Hudson Swafford/Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Sergio Garcia/Sanderson Farms Championship
  • 10 of the top 10 (11 players) in the current FedExCup standings; only Mackenzie Hughes (T10) is not in the field
  • 12 of the top 30 in the Official World Golf Ranking, led by Collin Morikawa (5th), Bryson DeChambeau (6th), Webb Simpson (7th), Patrick Cantlay (13th), Louis Oosthuizen (17th), Matthew Wolff (18th), Hideki Matsuyama (19th), Paul Casey (21st), Sungjae Im (22nd), Abraham Ancer (25th), Matt Kuchar (28th), Scottie Scheffler (30th)
  • Past FedExCup champion: Brandt Snedeker (2012)
  • Past Shriners Hospitals for Children Open winners: Kevin Na (2019, 2011), Bryson DeChambeau (2018), Patrick Cantlay (2017), Smylie Kaufman (2015), Webb Simpson (2013), Martin Laird (2009)

Additional Player Notes

  • In three starts at TPC Summerlin, Patrick Cantlay owns a win (2017) and two runner-up finishes (2018, 2019)
  • Recent U.S. Open champion and 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champion Bryson DeChambeau will make his fifth start at the event (T36/2016, T7/2017, Won/2018, T4/2019)
  • Rickie Fowler owns two top-10 finishes in four starts at TPC Summerlin (T7/2009, T22/2010, T25/2015, T4/2018)
  • Sergio Garcia, who collected his 11th PGA TOUR title last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship, missed the cut in his only prior start at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (2003); has never won back-to-back starts on TOUR
  • Part of UNLV’s 1998 NCAA Championship team, Charley Hoffman owns three top-10s in 14 starts at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (T5/2006, 6th/2009, 4th/2013)
  • 2018-19 PGA TOUR Rookie of the year Sungjae Im, who has collected seven top-10 finishes each season on TOUR (2018-19, 2019-20), will make his second start at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (T15/2018)
  • Francesco Molinari makes his return to the PGA TOUR for the first time since THE PLAYERS Championship was canceled in March; marks his second start at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (T4/2016)
  • PGA Championship winner and Las Vegas resident Collin Morikawa finished T42 in his tournament debut in 2019
  • 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open winner Webb Simpson returns for his 10th start at the event; in addition to his win, has top-10 finishes in 2010 (T4), 2014 (T4), 2019 (T7)

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Courtesy of RSM Birdies for Love, the top three players who accumulate the most birdies (or better), beginning with the Safeway Open, and concluding with The RSM Classic, will be awarded $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for charitable donations to children- and/or family-focused charitable organizations of the players’ choice

Tournament records and history

  • 18-hole score: 59 (Chip Beck/R3/1991)
  • 72-hole winning score: 260 (Ryan Moore/2012, Webb Simpson/2013)
  • Largest margin of victory: 8 (Davis Love III/1993)
  • Largest come-from-behind victory: 7 (Smylie Kaufman/2015)
  • Playoffs: 10 (most recent: 2019/Kevin Na def. Patrick Cantlay)

via PGA TOUR

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